ANN: First beta release of `cfgrib` a GRIB driver for xarray based on ecCodes

Alessandro Amici a.amici at
Tue Oct 16 05:27:12 EDT 2018

I'm pleased to announce the first beta release of ECMWF `cfgrib`, a
Python interface to map GRIB files to the NetCDF Common Data Model
following the CF Conventions using ECMWF ecCodes for decoding.
Included in the package is a GRIB driver for xarray.

Features with development status **Beta**:
 - read-only GRIB driver for xarray,
 - support reading most GRIB 1 and 2 files,
 - support all modern versions of Python 3.7, 3.6, 3.5 and 2.7, plus
PyPy and PyPy3,
 - support most Linux distributions and MacOS,
 - only system dependency is the ecCodes C-library (not the
Python2-only module),
 - no install time build (binds with CFFI ABI mode),
 - read the data lazily and efficiently in terms of both memory usage
and disk access.

The main repository is hosted on GitHub, testing, bug report and
contributions are highly welcomed and appreciated.

The project is free and open source software distributed under the
terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0, the development is led by
B-Open <> on behalf of ECMWF <>.

Alessandro Amici <a.amici at> - CTO at B-Open -

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